God's love in one sentence
December 30, 2009
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
A number of years ago, Karl Barth, the famous German theologian, was lecturing at a major northeaster seminary. At a Q&A session, a man asked Mr. Barth what the most profound thought was that ever entered his mind.
The man clearly expected to hear some philosophical comment from Mr. Barth. But the theologian looked at the man and simply said, "The most profound thought that has ever occurred to me is this: Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so."
You and I need to realize how remarkable the message of God's love truly is. It is simply profound and profoundly simple! And no other verse of Scripture summarizes his love for us as completely as John 3:16: "For God so loved the world…."
It is an undeniable fact. God loves you!
The expression of his love is evident from the first page to the last of Scripture. And if you will look, the expressions of Jesus' love for you are written throughout the pages of your life. It's there!
See his goodness, his patience, his kindness, his grace, his longsuffering, his faithfulness, his mercy, and so much more.
Never doubt his love for you. Jesus loves you!
"JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO."
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
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